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Morning Crash into Medford Power Pole Sparks Fire

The driver of the vehicle that took down a power pole was uninjured in the crash, and received a citation for careless driving.

Posted: May 30, 2018 11:21 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. — A 'careless' driver took out a power pole in West Medford on Wednesday morning, causing a small fire and an unknown number of outages, according to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO).

JCSO reports that a citizen called in to report a crash in the 400-block of Oak Grove Road around 6:39 a.m. When deputies arrived at te scene, they found that a white 2003 Mercedes convertible had veered off the roadway and crashed into a power pole, breaking the pole off near the base.

Sparks from the downed power lines had also caused a small fire in the nearby grass. Medford Fire and Rescue arrived to extinguish the flames, while Pacific Power crews came to repair the pole and restore power.

The 26-year-old driver was brought to Rogue Regional Medical Center for assessment, but she was found to be uninjured.

A deputy cited the driver for careless driving.

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